Well, the Paths of Fate
results from actual people are in, and here's what they look like:digitalraven
's Virtue is Charity, and his Vice is Pride. His card is the Hanged Man [Trump XII], the same result md_donighal
got when I tested
my pups: "Wealth, indulgence, the pleasures of the flesh — these are nothing to you compared to the rare nectar of adoration. You can suffer any indignity for a chance to show your quality. Be bold, make no small plans and prepare yourself to endure for others what they cannot. You can survive anything except insignificance."hooper_x
's Virtue is Justice, and his Vice is either Lust or Pride. If it's Pride, his card is the Last Judgment [Trump XX], same as good_or_awesome
: "Even before the trumpet of heaven and the gates of hell, you show no doubt. Questioning your judgment is the most perilous thing you can do, far worse than actually being wrong. You must never doubt yourself, any more than you would tolerate the doubt of others." For Lust, it'd be the Seven of Rods: "Raise your weapon against anyone, great or small, who represses you. A life of insurrection is fraught with difficulties, so you must choose carefully. Any time you refrain from striking the oppressor, no matter how overmatched you are, it is a taste of your own defeat. But while flying heedlessly into an ideological battle has rich inner rewards for you, be aware of its more material dangers." Hoop allows as how "Both of those work, atcherly, although I think the latter one is a little awesomer." lostfactor
's Virtue is Justice, and his Vice is Greed. His card is the King of Rods: "The power of the sword is the power to destroy, but the power of the rod is the power to build. It is your power. You long to have more than all you survey, but it will be empty to you unless you deserve it. Labor without ceasing to develop your kingdom, but do so by paying honest due to friends and honest ire to foes. In that way you will rule with a steady hand."nakedblueninja
's Virtue is a three-way tie between Fortitude, Justice and Prudence, but her Vice is unmistakably Wrath. She remarks that, in fact, each of these applies in different situations, depending on the severity of the sin. (Curiously, I managed to peg each of these cards to a significant nova from Aberrant
, based on their roleplaying notes.)
Justice and Wrath would point to the King of Swords: "You mete out judgment, stripped bare of any soft garb of mercy. Your nature is to be harsh and stern, doling out second chances only if they are earned, not as a matter of course. While you pride yourself on clear sight because you are unswayed by begging, make sure that you are equally clear when it is necessary to hold punishment back. Your natural tendency towards heavy-handed vengeance can overwhelm your urge for justice." (This card, in my opinion, she shares with Shelby "Caestus Pax" Eisenfaust.) This is how she reacts to the little things, "like people being jerks or minor assaults on my moral code".
Fortitude and Wrath would mean her card is Death [Trump XIII*]: "Locust warrior, crusader, insatiable devourer — you can sustain, indefinitely, a fury that would exhaust weaker creatures in an instant. But your path is a lonesome one, for any who would walk beside Death risk falling into her shadow." (She shares this card with Michael Brandschmidt, "Grimskull" of the Dark Altar, the Might of the Beast.) Those who hurt her loved ones, or come after her with active malice, get this treatment.
Prudence and Wrath would indicate the Five of Coins: "The thoroughness with which you can grind down an enemy, whether the cause be personal, political or philosophical, is breathtaking in its awfulness. Never act rashly — such passion is not you. Instead, make your plan with care, plot each deed with foresight and step by step you can produce total ruin." (And this card, she shares with the Mind of the Beast, Brian "Belial" Petford.) That's how she deals with betrayers: "I do my best to strip them of everything they cherish. Right down to paying some friend of mine to pose as a Jehova's witness [sic] dosed up on snake juice so right after his pitch about god, he throws up on their shoes." (I remarked, on reading that, that she needs to friend thessalian
at least as soon as possible. When she added that "Apparently, this is the scariest thing any witnesses I've ever had have ever seen. I think I can understand why", I asked if she knew of any Neilsons in her family tree.)
If anyone else gives enough of a toss, the test is still open to taking.* All trump numbers belatedly added 9:44 PM.